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Thursday, 10 November 2011


I tried to resist buying this Penny Black robin stamp as I had an idea it wouldn't be the easiest of stamps to do anything with but ended up buying it anyway and yes I have struggled with it! Finally decided the only way it looked right was to cut it out and what a fiddly job it was too( I have made eight cards with it, don't want to see it again this year !) I'm quite enamoured of the cuttlebug folder I used and its one of the big ones which are so useful for doing a whole card front.It meets a few of the challenges

sweetstamps - red/green/gold
Toptip Tuesday - anything Christmas goes
Make My Monday - Christmas - vintage/traditional
St Lukes Charity Card Challenge- Christmas card
Make It Monday - anything goes


  1. Beautiful work! Glad you bought that robin--I think it's paid off! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  2. Beautiful creation, love that robin!

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter

  3. Lovely card - thanks for joining us this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  4. Hi Joan.. Lovely robin card and you're right about the embossing folder..looks wonderful!
    Thank you for joining Make My Monday.
    Suzi B xx

  5. Just wonderful... love that embossing folder
    Lisa x

  6. You may have struggled Joan ... but it certainly looks worth it! A lovely card indeed. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge.

  7. It realy looks great, its another gorgeous stamp. Yvonne x

  8. I think it is beautiful! Love the embossing and the image for sure.Thank you for sharing with us this week at
    Sweet Stamps Challenge
    Have a sweet week.

  9. Saw this on make it monday, what a beautiful card, love robins! Jayne. x

  10. This is gorgeous Joan, fiddly maybe but that Robin looks right at home over the music paper.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  11. Well I think that robin has done you proud Joan! It is the most stunning card - I love the embossing and the music paper is wonderful with it too.

  12. Hi there Joan .beautiful card love the music in circle and the embossing .I have a bird image that is fiddly to cut out so what I have done is stamped the image onto card/ paper first then again on to scrap card then only cut out body of bird and paper piece it on top of original image .That way I dont have to cut around legs and leave untidy edges .
    Thanks for sharing your creation on Make it Monday

  13. A lovely Christmas card Joan love how you have put music background behind your Robin. Thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


  14. A beautiful creation Joan and love the robin and the embossing detail.
    Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and lovely to see you.
    Fliss xx

  15. A lovely traditional feeling to your card! It's super! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  16. What a great card for our challenge - I love the musical background for your robin.
    Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month.
    Craftilicious x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder.


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